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New Name of Pentagon Data Sweep Focuses on Terror

Saying they are worried about Americans’ privacy, Pentagon officials announced in a report today that they were changing the name of a projected system to mine databases for information to help catch terrorists to Terrorist Information Awareness from Total Information Awareness. The officials said the name was changed because the earlier version created a false impression that system was being created “for developing dossiers on U.S. citizens.” The report, which Congress demanded 90 days ago as a condition for allowing further research, said the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency was complying with all federal privacy laws as it developed the program. The report said the Darpa was not tapping into government or private databases, but was using synthetic or artificial information generated for the program “to resemble and model real-world patterns of behavior.” The Pentagon said it would be up to agencies that would use the program with real information to comply with privacy laws. Full Story

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